Speak, Paperback, 9780142411841, 250pp.
Publication Date: May 15, 2008
High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy, and Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in school, in his family, and in the world.
"Poignant and gripping." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"Once again, Anderson's taut, confident writing will cause this story to linger long after the books is set down." "SLJ
"A "New York Times "Bestseller
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
"...a chillingly accurate portrayal of the high-school social scene, in which morals, perceptions and conceptions of truth are continually...challenged." --Publishers Weekly
"Anderson...stretches her wings by offering...a male protagonist... one of the most poignant and gripping scenes in young-adult literature."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review